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Study Uncovers Metabolic Cause for Rare Eye Disease


An international team of researchers has discovered a cause for a rare eye disease affecting the macula that…
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John A. Moran eye center researcher, patients, play key role in genetic discovery linked to rare eye disease

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John A. Moran Eye Center physician-researcher Paul S. Bernstein and his patients at the University of Utah played…
Two commonly used uveitis drugs perform similarly in NIH-funded clinical trial

September 11, 2019

Methotrexate and the more expensive mycophenolate mofetil performed similarly in a head-to-head clinical trial that compared the two…
APTOS 2019 Blindness Detection

July 15, 2019

Millions of people suffer from diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness among working aged adults. Aravind Eye Hospital in India…
Genetic Origin of Severe Developmental Eye Condition Identified

July 10, 2019

The finding is a promising step forward in understanding eye growth – and potentially fixing near- and far-sightedness.…
Researchers receive multi-year grants to identify genetic biomarkers of susceptibility and resistance to corneal ulcers

June 26, 2019

More than 125 million people worldwide wear contact lenses, and while many are exposed to relatively common bacteria…
Immune system can slow degenerative eye disease, NIH-led mouse study shows

June 18, 2019

A new study shows that the complement system, part of the innate immune system, plays a protective role…
A step closer to identifying cause of a blinding disease

May 28, 2019

Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is an inherited form of vision loss that causes people to have trouble with…
Researcher wants to unlock the mysteries of strabismus

May 27, 2019

Strabismus, also known as being cross-eyed or having a wandering eye, is one of the most common reasons…
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Watchful waiting reasonable for patients with diabetic macular edema and good vision

May 2, 2019

People with good vision despite having center-involved diabetic macular edema can safely forego immediate treatment of their eye…
Woman’s Contact Lens Care Leads to Parasitic Eye Infection

March 28, 2019

Traci Lawson was diagnosed with pinkeye, but two weeks later, her left eye was suddenly getting worse. “My…
Imaging method reveals long-lived patterns in cells of the eye

March 26, 2019

Cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) form unique patterns that can be used to track changes in…
UNH Researchers Create a Hydrogel Contact Lens to Treat Serious Eye Disease

March 15, 2019

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have created a hydrogel that could one day be made into…
3 Ways Genetic Counselors Provide Clarity on Eye Disease

February 13, 2019

The specialists can review an individual’s DNA following a doctor’s suspicion of retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt disease or cone-rod dystrophy,…
Graduate degree bolsters clinician’s research into preventing blindness

December 21, 2018

The technology for an eye specialist to review a picture of a patient’s eye taken miles away to…
NIH scientists combine technologies to view the retina in unprecedented detail

November 19, 2018

By combining two imaging modalities — adaptive optics and angiography — investigators at the National Eye Institute (NEI)…
NIH discovery brings stem cell therapy for eye disease closer to the clinic

January 3, 2018

Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, report that tiny tube-like…
Scientists regenerate retinal cells in mice

July 28, 2017

Scientists have successfully regenerated cells in the retina of adult mice at the University of Washington School of…
Magnets help stopping involuntary eye movement

June 27, 2017

There is a condition called nystagmus, which makes people’s eyes move around involuntarily. It sounds like it should…
Avastin as effective as Eylea for treating central retinal vein occlusion

May 10, 2017

Monthly eye injections of Avastin (bevacizumab) are as effective as the more expensive drug Eylea (aflibercept) for the…
To provide better eye care, ask more questions in advance

February 8, 2017

Compare a patient’s self-reported eye symptoms with his or her electronic medical record, and clear discrepancies can be…
Portable Vision Testing Kit

January 10, 2017

Nowadays people spend most of the day in front of a computer or mobile devices that weaken eyes.…
Protein that promotes ‘cell-suicide’ could revolutionise eye cancer treatment

December 7, 2016

New research from the University of Liverpool has identified the role of a specific protein in the human…
A first glimpse into disc shedding in the human eye

October 15, 2016

Images of the eye’s light-receptor cycle pave the way for new insights into blinding diseases An elusive biological…
Pressure Drop: Contact Lens to Deliver Medications

September 5, 2016

A contact lens designed to deliver medication gradually to the eye could improve outcomes for patients with conditions…
Scientists find potential treatment for ‘painful blindness’ form of dry eye

August 19, 2016

The eye’s lacrimal gland is small but mighty. This gland produces moisture needed to heal eye injuries and…
Rare eye condition gives scientists a chance to improve brain scan studies

February 26, 2016

There is an elephant in the room each time scientists conduct a brain scan study. Functional MRI scans…
Scientists discover potential treatment for adults with lazy eye

February 23, 2016

A new treatment for adults with lazy eye, a condition previously thought to be treatable only in childhood,…
Eye abnormalities in infants with microcephaly associated with Zika virus

February 11, 2016

Vision-threatening eye abnormalities in infants in Brazil with microcephaly (a birth defect characterized by an abnormally small head)…
Largest-ever study of cornea condition reveals hidden risk factors

January 13, 2016

A large new study reveals previously unknown risk factors associated with an eye condition that causes serious progressive…
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